Monday, May 3, 2010

Back again

There are a number of good reasons why there hasn't been much posted here of late. Being just plain old-fashioned busy is one of the reasons, but never a good one: there's always time to be found somewhere if something matters enough.

The more important reason is a site revamp that's in the works for The site as it's currently constituted is not doing the job I'd intended it to do when setting it up. It doesn't properly explain what it is that I do or how I go about it, and it's not reaching the people it was meant to reach.

This means that I've been spending time recently plotting and scheming with my technical, artistic & spiritual advisor Mr. David Quinn of Avenir Design and discussing how to reboot the site and make it more accurate and relevant. The plan is to retain those elements of the message that work, but to include and highlight case studies or examples of work I've done, coupled with the customer requirement that prompted the solution. It's an interesting process, and all the more so now that there are successful projects to explain and promote, rather than the empty pages that faced us when we first created the site two-and-a-half years ago.

Once that's complete, I plan to post more regularly again. There's enough to discuss, what with SQL Server 2008 R2 just gone gold, the rise of SQL Azure and cloud-based database services, the .NET Framework 4.0 and plenty of less technical topics also.